- Mar 6, 2021
Being "up for it" isn't enough. You can't go into a season with a 37 going on 38 year old as your only consistent source of goals as a big club. Anything can happen, he's a phenomenon but even he is not superman that is immune to time and the possibility of injury and fatigue, and we shouldn't pretend that he is. He's at a stage of his career where managing him is going to become increasingly important. It's common sense that he needs support and that's why our interim identified a need for strikers.A striker who is still up for it and will probably play most of our games next season.
On the other side we dont have any decent midfielders after Matic and Pogba goes. We have crap defenders beside maybe Varane who is made of glass. We have fullbacks who is no better than Watfords.
We basicly have to replace 80% if the team but were do we start with a limited budget to get the best out of next season? I dont think using 70% of our budget on a striker is the best thing to do when Ronaldo is still here and will likely play regulary. We have to be able do progress with the ball and the current lot is not up to the task. A new striker is not gonna change that.
On the other side im all for this type of deal if we have a much bigger budget than the latest reports.
70% is a figure you've pulled out of nowhere. We don't know our proper budget, and we don't know who we're truly interested in and we don't know the proper valuation. It might not even be this chap. I agree with your assessment on other positions, we have to be smart enough to address the most important ones within a budget. That's normal. There's 3 or 4 that are absolutely crucial.